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Gloria Matuszewski

  • Novato CA, 94949
  • 420 South Palm Dr. #201

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I seek to create a meditative field that brings to the viewer a sense of peace and completion. I begin by drawing a grid of half inch squares in light pencil all over the canvas or sheet of paper. I then proceed to fill in each square one at a time. In the paintings there are many many layers that need to dry in between as I work in oil paint to create the depth and variation I like, and the texture. I pay attention to each and every square, in a very ritualistic manner. The drawings are worked in similar fashion, sometimes I make up patterns along the way; all are worked in prismacolor pencil.

I like the quiet while I work, addressing each and every square. I liken this process to my daily tai chi practice. The form is set and my task is to simply pay attention and mindfully go through the slow moving dance, learn from and absorb the form, embrace the ƒchiƒ created, and finally, let it go, without attachment.

Biography

Gloria Matuszewski has lived in the California Bay Area since she was a young child, first in San Francisco and then primarily in Marin County.

She has taught art and tai chi for several years, primarily in the Adults With Disabilities program for the Oakland Unified School District. Her artwork has been featured previously with the Art in Embassies Program in Saudi Arabia
and in Myanmar, formerly Burma. She has exhibited in several national shows and throughout the state of California for over 30 years.

Her work is in several collections including Kaiser Hospital, Marin General Hospital, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ron Collins Collection, the William F. Black Collection, Stanford Medical Center and Tempe Public Library in Arizona.

Art Medium(s)

Drawing, Oil Paint

Studio Information

Building Name

Villas at Hamilton

Studio Or Unit Number

420 South Palm Dr. #201

Studio Address
Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

By appointment only. Lobby Gallery for MOS event

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address
Phone

(415) 985-5660

Artist Website

Education

Description

BA in Art and English, UC Berkeley

Secondary Teaching Credential SF State University

Graduate Studies/MFA program, JFK University, Arts and Consciousness

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